Launching in 2020, the city-based, franchised esports competition will see 12 professional teams battling for the Call of Duty League Championship and over $6 million in prize money.
Competing teams will be based in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, London, Los Angeles (KSE), Los Angeles (IGC), Minnesota, New York, Paris, Seattle and Toronto.
Johanna Faries, who was appointed Call of Duty esports commissioner in July, is charged with overseeing the league’s launch. She joined Activision as head of Call of Duty esports in October 2018, having previously spent almost 12 years working for the NFL, most recently as VP of club business development.
Several Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 hardware bundles were revealed on Monday, alongside a new trailer focused on the game’s campaign.